|Death: ||Aug. 20, 1811|
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
WEST ALEXANDER CEMETERY
The minutes show that the first Presbytery on November 19, 1785 had a request for supplies from the Three Ridges (West Alexander) church. In 1790 Rev. John Brice came to serve the Church. He died in 1811 and is buried with
his family in the cemetery. The fact seems well established that the ground for the cemetery was consecrated at the same time as the church was established.
The first services were held under a large oak tree which afterwards was called "The Preaching Oak". The tree had to be removed in 1936 and Samuel White donated a monument to preserve the site and its history. The dedication took
place on December 20, 1936 in charge of Rev. G.K. Monroe; James C. Lewis; and Rev. W.M. Lorimer, each having a part in the ceremonies.
The cemetery has been used by both congregations, many markers are still legible. Each Memorial Day, the American Legion places flags on the veterans graves, dating back to the Revolutionary War.
Old Presbyterian Cemetery
Created by: Gwen Taylor
Record added: Oct 26, 2010
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